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Monica Lewinsky Suggested Beyoncé Remove Her Name From One Of Her Songs–And The Beyhive Is Not Happy
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Beyoncé recently said she would be removing a song lyric used as a common ableist slur in a number of English speaking countries from her latest album Renaissance after backlash from disability rights advocates.

Following Bey's announcement, Monica Lewinsky also requested the Grammy Award-winning artist alter a line from her 2013 hit, "Partition."

Lewinsky posted the request on Twitter in what was likely intended as a joke.

The song from Beyoncé's self-titled, fifth studio album referenced Lewinsky, who is infamous for her scandalous affair with former President Bill Clinton when she worked at the White House in 1995 and 1996.

Clinton's involvement with Lewinsky, who was 21 at the time, led to his impeachment by the House of Representatives.

The lyric featured in "Partition" Lewinsky took issue with went:

“He Monica Lewinsky’d all on my gown."

After hearing about Beyoncé's intent to drop the ableist slur in "Heated," Lewinsky asked for the removal of her verbed name in "Partition."

"uhmm, while we’re at it… #Partition," tweeted Lewinsky.

In a separate tweet, Lewinksy clarified Beyoncé should have referred to the act of ejaculating on a sexual partner in the song as "Bill Clinton'd all on my gown," instead of "Monica Lewinsky'd after pushback.


The Beyhive went in on Lewinsky for her request.



While many on social media reveled in the mockery of Lewinksy, others showed compassion.


After gaining celebrity status for the publicized coverage of the political scandal, Lewinsky started a business selling a line of handbags under the company name The Real Monica, Inc.

She also engaged in a $1 million endorsement deal with diet company Jenny Craig among other ventures, to help pay off her legal fees.

After pursuing a master's degree in psychology in London, she returned to the public spotlight in 2014 as a social activist and took a stand against cyberbullying, calling herself "patient zero" of online harassment.